Schweizer S300 CB
Fort Worth, Texas-based Schweizer RSG has signed an agreement to sell 25 S300CBis to International Defense and Aerospace Group (IDAG), the first commercial sale of the light helicopter line since Schweizer purchased it from Sikorsky in 2018. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2020.
Schweizer RSG is affiliated with Rotorcraft Services Group.
“With our multiple flight training operations in Europe and with our recent acquisition of United States Aviation Training Solutions (USATS) in Titusville, Florida,” said Robert Caldwell, CEO of IDAG. “IDAG is the largest Schweizer operator worldwide. We are very pleased to be adding these 25 new S300CBis to our current fleet of more than 30 S300’s and the existing company fleet of over 50 primary, advanced, and tactical training aircraft including UH-60 Blackhawks. This purchase allows us to deploy assets across multiple satellite locations as we look to expand operations CONUS and OCONUS.”
“The S300CBi not only delivers superior performance and safety but are designed to support the rigors of everyday flight training,” said David R. Horton, president of Schweizer. “It is great to have IDAG as the first purchaser of the new production and look forward to a working with IDAG though the delivery and continued support of the fleet.”
The S300 helicopter line, originally manufactured by Hughes Helicopters, was purchased by Sikorsky in 2004, which sold it to Schweizer in a move to exit the light helicopter market and focus on its S-76 and S-92 civilian aircraft.